Well, the SuperBowl has come and gone and the Packers pulled out a win. Good game towards the end, but we were hoping for a Steelers win for the sake of our friends Sean and Rachel that were hosting the party. Rachel loves to party plan and loves to party and plan as well. She had a full spread with all the fix'ins and we brought the Steelers cake and an Ice Cream football cake as well. Sean is a big Steelers fan and normally we're not, but last night we were! Bummer it didn't work out....
An estimated 1.5 million employed U.S. adults call in sick to work the day after the Super Bowl. The survey also revealed that another three percent of respondents, or an estimated 4.4 million employees, may arrive late to work the Monday after the Super Bowl. If you made it to work on time today, good job!
If we know that 5.5 million will either call in sick or arrive late and probably 1/2 the people there will either be talking about other things, hungover, groggy or just generally non-productive, why not make Monday a holiday? Or even better yet, make the SuperBowl on a Saturday?
According to this article, the reason why is that most fans get into the Superbowl city Friday evening and have whole day of events and activities on Saturday. If they moved it to Saturday, the hosting city would lose the additional revenue. On the plus side, if the league gets their way and the season is extended 2 weeks, that would place the SuperBowl on the day before Presidents Day! That would be huge, as that is a scheduled day off for many, including myself.
But for now, congratulations on making it through your day whether you called in sick or went to work and here's to a much more productive Tuesday!
Monday, February 7, 2011
2/07/2011 Chris 3 comments